Sunday, March 9, 2014

WEEKEND RECAP: Falcons, Vikings, Saints & Wildcats open 2014 outdoor season at OSU/PLU Invites...

Several of the state's Division II schools opened up the 2014 outdoor season Saturday, and here's a roundup:

In Corvallis, Seattle Pacific's Kishia Mitchell (above/photo courtesy Seattle Pacific University) set a personal best in winning the 400 meter dash at the Oregon State Invitational, running 57.09 to set an automatic qualifying mark for the GNAC championship meet in May.

Mitchell also ran the second leg of the Falcons' winning 4 x 100 meter relay team that stopped the clock in 47.43, along with BryAnne Wochnick, Kyra Brannan and anchor Tasia Baldwin.

In Tacoma, Western Washington, Central Washington, and Saint Martin's stayed close to home as they competed at the Pacific Lutheran University invitational Saturday.

The Vikings' Katie Reichert won the javelin with a mark of 139-2 (42.43m) to get an NCAA D2 provisional qualifying mark.

Central Washington's Connie Morgan (38:31.48) and Megan Rogers (38:42.79) went 1-2 in the women's 10000, while Dani Eggleston won the 5000 in 18:02.63.

In the men's 10000, Saint Martin's went 1-3-4, led by Joe Berger's win in 31:52.77.

The complete results from the PLU Invitational are available here.

The links to the recaps from Western Washington, Saint Martin's and Central Washington are available by clicking the school name.

NOTE:  The sports information offices of Central Washington, Saint Martin's, Seattle Pacific, and Western Washington Universities contributed to this report.

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